“Arnold Has a Literal Twin”: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Superjacked Son Convinces the Bodybuilding World He Is Ready to Be Next Conan the Barbarian

Published 06/24/2023, 3:01 AM EDT

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Joseph Baena, the youngest child of Arnold Schwarzenegger, shares many things in common with his legendary bodybuilder father. Just like Schwarzenegger, Baena regularly works out in the gym with passion. The Austrian Oak pursued bodybuilding, intending to compete, however, Baena desires to achieve the Hollywood superhero physique. The 25-year-old has always worked hard to do justice to his genetic potential, but lately, the actor has made some incredible progress. And his latest update blew away the fans.

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Earlier, Jo Baena uploaded two images on his Instagram account. In the post-workout pictures, the seven-time Mr. Olympia winner’s son flaunted his physique. Fans of both Schwarzenegger and Baena couldn’t help but compare the young actor to his father. They also wanted to see him in his father’s 1982 on-screen avatar.

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In a past interview, Baena stated his goal was to play the comic book superhero. The young bodybuilder is steadily progressing toward that goal. In his latest physique update, Baena hit the front-double biceps pose in the first image. The image showcased the biceps, quads, and chest gains the ‘Bully High’ actor has developed. Baena also seems to be following his father’s advice as he also hits the vacuum in the image.

 

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The following image highlighted his chest, forearms, and chiseled abs. It’s clear that Jo Baena is leaving no stone unturned, as he’ll soon share the screen with Morgan Freeman and Luke Hemsworth in Gunner. However, after witnessing the 25-year-old’s ripped physique, fans thought he would be the perfect candidate to become the next Conan.

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Fans want Baena to revive the franchise that Made Arnold Schwarzenegger a star

Fans of the father and son believe the 25-year-old would be the perfect casting for a new ‘Coan the Barbarian’ film. One fan even suggested a title for the film. “Son of Conan Summer 2025 going to happen!!!” commented the fan. Another fan echoed a similar sentiment. “Bring on a Conan movie!! It’s time right now,” wrote the user.

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“The next Conan the Barbarian… get it,” wrote one fan urging the young actor to make it happen. One user thought he was looking at Arnie’s pictures. “When the Arnold has a Literal Twin,” wrote the fan. It’s noteworthy that the comment could also be a reference to Schwarzenegger’s 1988 film Twins. Another fan wanted Baena to divulge the advice Schwarzenegger gave him. “Where’s the Arnold secret workout techniques and tutorials that we’ve been waiting for???” wrote the fan.

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Conan the Barbarian turned Arnold into a star, but would it do the same if his youngest took up the mantle? Baena would also face a challenge as the Conan franchise fizzled out in the 80s. What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

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Sagnik Bagchi is a sports writer at EssentiallySports who specializes in American sports. He has a deep understanding of combat sports, gymnastics, and weightlifting. He holds a Master's Degree in English Literature from a top university.
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